Don’t forget ….Telephone bookings for tee times and driving range will be available for members from 10am on Monday morning 30th November.
This month has seen us complete the drainage work to the 13th Green and approach. We have drained the natural slack areas with a primary piped system which will be complemented by the sandcat machine once the turf has knitted and ground conditions suit. Work has now moved to the first green where a more intensive piped system is currently being installed. Once completed we are hoping to start on the reconstruction of both greenside and fairway bunkers.
With the milder weather we have seen an extended period of grass cutting so the mowers have still been unseasonably busy. We have also taken the opportunity during this second lockdown to vertidrain the greens again. The approaches have also been slit tine aerated.
The greens have been given various tonics aimed at hardening the plant heading into the winter period, overall, the greens are looking very healthy.
Elsewhere the bridge at the 2nd has been repaired where defective.
We would also again like to place on record our thanks to Jimmy Walker, our course Marshall, for his help who has been out divotting and helping with the ongoing battle with the leaf clearance work.
A message from Paul Elliott, General Manager
The course and driving range & shop will re-open on the 2nd Dec in line with government guidelines.
Telephone bookings for tee times and driving range will be available for members from 10am on Monday morning.
I appreciate it will be a challenge getting through on the phone early on, however, there will be a new booking system in the new year.
With regards to the clubhouse, we will update further when we know what tier we are placed in.
We think that we have some members emails which are out of date and we want to make sure that everyone who plays in the competitions at Parklands (ie makes bookings and inputs scores through HDID) has received the information to enable them to log into The High Gosforth Park Golf Society on Master Scoreboard which will be used for our winter competitions. You should already have received an email that has the yellow header below and has an attached pdf document showing you how to set up and log into this new system. If you have not received an email from High Gosforth Park Golf Society please first check your Spam folder and if you don’t find it there please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the relevant details will be sent to you.
Please note that we have now reopened the locker rooms from today.
They are only open to collect equipment and use the toilet facilities.
No changing or showering is allowed.
Please sanitise and observe social distancing, particulalry on the stairs.
An update regarding the funeral arrangements …. The funeral service is to be held at Tynemouth Crematorium on Thursday 22nd October at 11.15am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Prostate Cancer UK.
A message from his son Anth Bell …. Anyone attending can feel free to wear their golf clothing as that’s what Grahame would have wanted.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Grahame Bell who was a proud Parklands member for many decades. During Grahame’s time at Parklands he was a stalwart of the Club, that is, he was loyal, reliable, and hard-working. Grahame was Men’s Captain in 2012 and continued to support the Men’s team throughout the following seasons. He served on the Men’s Committee performing many tasks including arranging the annual invitation days and even when his illness restricted his golf, Grahame volunteered to perform the starter’s duties on a Sunday morning. He has made a lasting impression with many of us as a quiet, resolute friend and a loving and proud family man. He will be greatly missed by all.